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Posted on Jan 8, 2009

The U.S. Senate is safe from “Hardball” host Chris Matthews—at least for now. Matthews will stay put on the media-specific side of the political arena instead of making a bid for a Senate seat in his home state of Pennsylvania, as suggested by the recent scuttlebutt about him.

Los Angeles Times:

In a routine production meeting before his daily show, “Hardball,” Matthews informed the staff that he was not going to pursue the seat, said network spokesman Jeremy Gaines. The cable host, who is negotiating a new contract at MSNBC, declined to comment.

For the last several months, Matthews toyed with the notion of taking on Republican Sen. Arlen Specter. He even went so far as to talk to state Democratic power brokers about what it would take to challenge Specter, a five-term senator.

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By realveive, January 10, 2009 at 6:03 pm Link to this comment

Damn! I was so looking forward to a non-cretan replacement in Mathews’ time slot. The change would be well recieved by all who love truth and insight rather than a daily hour of noise.

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By Little Brother, January 9, 2009 at 9:00 am Link to this comment

Pennsylvania’s loss is… never mind.

I don’t know why he didn’t run—as a lifelong resident of the Keystone State, I assure you that Tweety has the penetrating intellect of a Santorum, the rigid and uncompromising integrity of a Specter, and the professionally-styled hair of the Democratic place-holder!  Casey!  I forgot his name for a minute.

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By coloradokarl, January 9, 2009 at 6:14 am Link to this comment

Mathews gives me the Best Heads on my Sunday morning Talk TV

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